Harvey Weinstein Again Pleads Not Guilty to Rape and Sexual Assault Charges

Harvey Weinstein Again Pleads Not Guilty to Rape and Sexual Assault Charges
Harvey Weinstein again pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and sexual assault on Monday, as his defense attorney complained that prosecutors are training a “water cannon” of uncharged allegations at him.

Weinstein had pleaded not guilty to the same charges in July, shortly after being extradited to Los Angeles from New York. But prosecutors brought a new indictment against him in August, in order to salvage a charge that had been dismissed on statute of limitations grounds.

Weinstein was again wheeled into court, wearing a brown jail jumpsuit and a mask below his nose. He spoke only briefly, agreeing to waive trial deadlines. A trial is not expected until next spring, at the earliest.

Weinstein’s attorney, Mark Werksman, said Weinstein is being held as a “keep away” at the Twin Towers jail in downtown Los Angeles due to his high profile status and his health problems. He said
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